Special flight carrying Indian passengers from Kuwait arrived at Indore airport on July 04. Proper arrangements were done at the airport keeping COVID spread in mind. Due to coronavirus pandemic, several people have been stranded abroad.
A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for full-fat dairy products, the findings indicated.The study was published online in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care.To see whether these associations might also be found in a broader range of countries, the researchers drew on people taking part in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study.Participants were all aged between 35 and 70 and came from 21 countries: Argentina; Bangladesh; Brazil; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; India; Iran; Malaysia; Palestine; Pakistan; Philippines, Poland; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Tanzania; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; and Zimbabwe.Usual dietary intake over the previous 12 months was assessed by means of Food Frequency Questionnaires. Dairy products included milk, yoghurt, yoghurt drinks, cheese and dishes prepared with dairy products, and were classified as full or low fat (1-2 per cent).Butter and cream were assessed separately as these are not commonly eaten in some of the countries studied.Information on personal medical history, use of prescription medicines, educational attainment, smoking and measurements of weight, height, waist circumference, blood pressure and fasting blood glucose were also collected.
Air India special flight carrying 225 passengers arrived at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport of Mumbai from Malaysia. The repatriation flight Air India AI-1377 came on May 13 from Kuala Lumpur. The stranded Indian nationals across the globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
National Centre for Ageing in Chennai has been turned into a 750-bedded COVID hospital. Fully-equipped hospital is set to open today in Guindy area. It is likely to be inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. Several beds in the hospital are fitted with oxygen and ventilators. To ease patients' stress level, hospital authorities has build special rooms consisting of library, yoga centre. Over 20,000 active cases exist in Tamil Nadu's capital.
A group of engineers in Chennai have come up with a technology to form a bridge between COVID-19 patients and health workers. The device name is called "etiicos COVID-19 Patient Care System." It inter-connects patients and attendees wirelessly within 1kilo meter radius circles. More than 100 patients can be displayed in the monitor. Etiicos Covid-19 Patient Care System inventor, Vigneshwar KG said, "Both patients and doctors are affected psychologically and it also affects the number of death cases. This is a digital solution which connects corona patients and doctors and nurses."
Indian Coast Guard rescued six Sri Lankan fishermen by a merchant vessel YM Summit from 170 nautical miles east of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The rescue operation was coordinated by Indian Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) of Mumbai and Chennai on July 05 morning. The merchant vessel was on her way to Visakhapatnam when she sighted a capsized fishing boat with six survivors atop, at about 07:15 am on 05 Jul 2020, approximately 170 nautical miles east of Chennai. The master transmitted the information to MRCC, Mumbai which was timely shared with MRCC, Chennai for further coordination. MRCC Chennai coordinated with the vessel for safe rescue of the survivors. The six survivors are identified as natives of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. They were reportedly stranded and adrift at sea, braving the vagaries of rough weather for four days. MRCC, Chennai further, coordinated with the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission, Chennai and MRCC Colombo to verify the credentials and arranging for their safe return to home.